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Making Dandelion Wine

I have always thought dandelions were pretty.  I do dig them out of my flower beds when I feel motivated,  but I don’t ever use herbicides on my lawn,  so there are  dandelions galore to use from there.

Step one:  picked about 2 quarts, cleaned, used mostly just the blossomsgathered dandelionsStep two:  boiled for one hour with 4 Qts. water, 1 C. orange juice and zest, lemon juice, grated ginger, 4 C sugar and clovesboiling dandelions

Step three:  strained, cooled to 100 degrees and added 1 pk. of baking yeast.  Let sit overnight.

Step four:  bottled, and covered with balloons that have pin holes in themwine drained

Step five:  wait IMPATIENTLY at least 6 months before drinking! bottled wine2

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